State of Wonder

State of Wonder

“State of Wonder” by Ann Patchett is available from the library in hardcover, audiobook, and downloadable ebook.

Medical researcher Annick Swenson, a protagonist in Ann Patchett’s State of Wonder, is not one for trivial tasks, like progress reports.

Mr. Fox, CEO of the pharmaceutical company funding her research, is not one to be ignored.

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About Inga Dellea-Messner

Library Assistant Inga Dellea-Messner grew up in Windham and Hudson. She worked at the Rodgers Memorial Library for seven years before becoming a library assistant at the Nashua Public Library. On her way to earning her bachelor’s degree from Keene State, she spent five months studying French in Bretagne (Brittany).

This Century’s Greatest Injustice

Half the Sky

I consider myself privileged, compared to many. I’ve received a splendid education. So why is it that I had no idea of the worst horror of our times, discussed in Half the Sky: Turning Oppression Into Opportunity for Women Worldwide by Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn: systemic misogyny practiced by cultures and governments?

Did you […]

About Inga Dellea-Messner

Library Assistant Inga Dellea-Messner grew up in Windham and Hudson. She worked at the Rodgers Memorial Library for seven years before becoming a library assistant at the Nashua Public Library. On her way to earning her bachelor’s degree from Keene State, she spent five months studying French in Bretagne (Brittany).

Got time?

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“The Time Keeper” by Mitch Albom is available from the library in hardcover, large print, and downloadable audiobook.

In Mitch Albom’s novel The Time Keeper, three wayward souls learn the meaning of time through great trial, and greater error.

Dor–Father Time–discovers its existence and is the first to measure it. But when his wife […]

About Inga Dellea-Messner

Library Assistant Inga Dellea-Messner grew up in Windham and Hudson. She worked at the Rodgers Memorial Library for seven years before becoming a library assistant at the Nashua Public Library. On her way to earning her bachelor’s degree from Keene State, she spent five months studying French in Bretagne (Brittany).

Must We All Be Wonder Women?

In the 1900’s, all women wanted was open doors. We fought hard for our right to vote, our place in the working world, control over our reproductive abilities. And we won!

“Wonder Women: Sex, Power, and the Question for Perfection” by Debora L. Spar is available at the library in hardcover.

However, in […]

About Inga Dellea-Messner

Library Assistant Inga Dellea-Messner grew up in Windham and Hudson. She worked at the Rodgers Memorial Library for seven years before becoming a library assistant at the Nashua Public Library. On her way to earning her bachelor’s degree from Keene State, she spent five months studying French in Bretagne (Brittany).

My Stroke of Insight

Imagine your own personal apocalypse strikes. Your mind, your body – your whole self–becomes a blank slate.

What would you recreate?

In her mind-altering book, My Stroke of Insight, neuroscientist Jill Taylor discusses this question, forced on her by a severe stroke. She describes both her stroke and her recovery. Yet she makes this journey […]

About Inga Dellea-Messner

Library Assistant Inga Dellea-Messner grew up in Windham and Hudson. She worked at the Rodgers Memorial Library for seven years before becoming a library assistant at the Nashua Public Library. On her way to earning her bachelor’s degree from Keene State, she spent five months studying French in Bretagne (Brittany).

Me, Myself, and Why

Just think for a minute: What is, and what makes, your identity?

“Me, Myself, and Why” by Jennifer Ouellette is available from the library in hardcover.

Is it physical appearance? Inclinations and propensities? Whether we’re good at math or reading?

Are we what we seem, or what we see in the mirror? Can we […]

About Inga Dellea-Messner

Library Assistant Inga Dellea-Messner grew up in Windham and Hudson. She worked at the Rodgers Memorial Library for seven years before becoming a library assistant at the Nashua Public Library. On her way to earning her bachelor’s degree from Keene State, she spent five months studying French in Bretagne (Brittany).